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Jeffrey Epstein Died of Suicide by Hanging, Medical Examiner Says

  • Medical examiner rebuts theories he was murdered in prison
  • Findings issued six days after his body was found in cell
A protest group holds up signs of Jeffrey Epstein in front of the Federal courthouse in New York on July 8, 2019.
A protest group holds up signs of Jeffrey Epstein in front of the Federal courthouse in New York on July 8, 2019.Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images
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Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, New York City’s chief medical examiner has concluded, rebutting a slew of conspiracy theories that he was murdered.

Epstein’s body was found Saturday in his cell in a federal prison in Manhattan. The medical examiner, Barbara Sampson, conducted an autopsy on Sunday but had held off on issuing a report pending additional information.